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Radiologic Technology

What Is Radiologic Technology?

Radiologic Technology is the technical science related to the use of X-rays or radioactive substances for medical diagnostic and therapeutic purposes.

Why Study Radiologic Technology?

Radiologic technologists work on the cutting edge of scientific progress. The field encompasses several disciplines from which to choose and, with increasing demand in health care settings around the country, radiologic technology offers the potential for job stability and good salary.

Radiologic technologists study X-rays or radioactive substances for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes. Perimeter College offers students the first two years of general studies, then partners with two programs, DeKalb Medical Center of Radiologic Technology and Grady Health Systems, to offer radiology specialty courses.

After successful completion of the Radiologic Technology pathway and the passage of a national exam, students become registered radiologic technologists (radiographers). Radiologic technologists can specialize in more than one procedure. From performing sonograms for expectant mothers to furnishing X-rays of broken bones to providing radiation treatments, the job is a rewarding one whose contribution to patient care is significant.

Radiologic technology job opportunities are available in:

  • Hospitals
  • Diagnostic Imaging Centers
  • Extended Care Facilities
  • Physicians’ Offices
For additional potential salary and job information, Bureau of Labor Statistics - For potential job and salary information, visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics

1990.30 Radiologic Technology

Associate of Science in Radiologic Technology

Career Programs Offered:
  • A.S. in Radiologic Technology in cooperation with DeKalb Medical School of Radiologic Technology
  • A.S. In Radiologic Technology in cooperation with Grady Health System School of Radiologic Technology
Associate of Science in Radiologic Technology (In Cooperation with the DeKalb Medical School of Radiologic Technology) Students must be admitted to both Perimeter College of Georgia State University, and DeKalb Medical School of Radiologic Technology. Students must receive credit for all required technical courses through DeKalb Medical School of Radiologic Technology and must also receive credit for all required general education courses through Perimeter College of Georgia State University to earn an Associate of Science in Radiologic Technology. Transfer students should be aware of the Perimeter College residency requirement.  Twenty-five of the 31 hours of general education requirements must be earned at Perimeter College. Georgia State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools’ Commission on Colleges to award associate degrees. The DeKalb Medical School of Radiologic Technology is not accredited by the Commission on Colleges and the accreditation of Georgia State University does not extend to or include the DeKalb Medical School of Radiologic Technology or its students. Although Perimeter College accepts certain course work in transfer toward a credential from the DeKalb Medical School of Radiologic Technology or collaborates in other ways for generation of course credits or program credentials, other colleges and universities may or may not accept this work in transfer, even if it appears on a transcript from Georgia State University. This decision is made by the institution subsequently considering the possibility of accepting such credits.  General Education Required Courses (31):
  • ENGL 1101 English Composition I (3)
  • MATH 1001 Quantitative Reasoning (3) or  MATH 1111 College Algebra (3)
  • SCOM 1500 Public Speaking (3)
  • RSCH 1203 Research Strategies and Technology (1)
  • Elective from Core Area C (3) (This course may not be a World Language course.)
  • CHEM 1151 Survey of Chemistry I (3) and CHEM 1151L Survey of Chemistry I Lab (1)
  • BIOL 2110 Anatomy & Physiology I (3) and BIOL 2110L Anatomy & Physiology I Lab (1)
  • BIOL 2120 Anatomy & Physiology II (3) and BIOL 2120L Anatomy & Physiology II Lab (1)
  • POLS 1101 American Government (3)
  • HIST 2110 Survey of United States History (3)
Professional Curriculum to be completed at DeKalb Medical School of Radiologic Technology                                                                    Required Courses (66): First Semester
  • RAD 1100    Introduction to Radiology and Patient Care (2)
  • RAD 1101     Radiographic Procedures I (3)
  • RAD 1101L   Radiographic Procedures Clinical Lab I (1)
  • RAD 1102     Principles of Radiographic Imaging and Exposure (3)
  • RAD 1103     Introduction to Clinical Radiography (3)
Second Semester
  • RAD 2100    Patient Care II (2)
  • RAD 2101    Radiographic Procedures II (3)
  • RAD 2101L  Radiographic Procedures Clinical Lab II (1)
  • RAD 2102    Principles of Radiographic Imaging and Exposure II (3)
  • RAD 2103    Clinical Radiography II (3)
Third Semester
  • RAD 3100    Patient Care III (2)
  • RAD 3101    Radiographic Procedures III (3)
  • RAD 3101L  Radiographic Procedures Clinical Lab III (1)
  • RAD 3102    Equipment and Maintenance I (3)
  • RAD 3103    Clinical Radiography III (3)
Fourth Semester
  • RAD 4100    Equipment and Maintenance II (3)
  • RAD 4101    Radiation Protection I (2)
  • RAD 4102    Radiographic Procedures IV (3)
  • RAD 4102L  Radiographic Procedures Clinical Lab IV (1)
  • RAD 4103    Clinical Radiography IV (3)
Fifth Semester
  • RAD 5100    Radiation Protection II (2)
  • RAD 5101    Radiographic Procedures V (3)
  • RAD 5101L  Radiographic Procedures Clinical Lab V (1)
  • RAD 5102    Clinical Radiography V (4)
  • RAD 5103    Professional Development and Independent Study (2)
Sixth Semester
  • RAD 6000    Radiologic Technology Review (3)
  • RAD 6001     Clinical Radiography VI (3)
 

Associate of Science in Radiologic Technology (In Cooperation with the Grady Health System School of Radiologic Technology)

Students must be admitted to both Perimeter College of Georgia State University and Grady Health System School of Radiologic Technology. Students must receive credit for all required technical courses through Grady Health System School of Radiologic Technology and must also receive credit for all required general education courses through Perimeter College of Georgia State University to earn an Associate of Science in Radiologic Technology. Transfer students should be aware of the Perimeter College residency requirement. Twenty-six of the 31 hours of general education requirements must be earned at Perimeter College. Georgia State University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools’ Commission on Colleges to award associate degrees. The Grady Health System School of Radiologic Technology is not accredited by the Commission on Colleges and the accreditation of Georgia State University does not extend to or include the Grady Health System School of Radiologic Technology or its students. Although Perimeter College of Georgia State University accepts certain course work in transfer toward a credential from the Grady Health System School of Radiologic Technology or collaborates in other ways for generation of course credits or program credentials, other colleges and universities may or may not accept this work in transfer, even if it appears on a transcript from Georgia State University. This decision is made by the institution subsequently considering the possibility of accepting such credits.  General Education Required Courses (31):
  • ENGL 1101 English Composition I (3)
  • MATH 1001 Quantitative Reasoning (3) or  MATH 1111 College Algebra (3)
  • SCOM 1500 Public Speaking (3)
  • RSCH 1203 Research Strategies and Technology (1)
  • Elective from Core Area C (3) (This course may not be a World Language course.)
  • CHEM 1151 Survey of Chemistry I (3) and CHEM 1151L Survey of Chemistry I Lab (1)
  • BIOL 2110 Anatomy & Physiology I (3) and BIOL 2110L Anatomy & Physiology I Lab (1)
  • BIOL 2120 Anatomy & Physiology II (3) and BIOL 2120L Anatomy & Physiology II Lab (1)
  • POLS 1101 American Government (3)
  • HIST 2110 Survey of United States History (3)
Professional Curriculum to be completed at Grady Health System School of Radiologic Technology Required Courses (70): First Semester
  • RAD 1100       Introduction to Radiology and Patient Care (3)
  • RAD 1101        Radiographic Procedures I (3)
  • RAD 1102        Principles of Radiographic Imaging and Exposure I (3)
  • RAD 1103        Clinical Education I (3)
Second Semester
  • RAD 2100       Patient Care II (3)
  • RAD 2101        Radiographic Procedures II (3)
  • RAD 2102       Principles of Radiographic Imaging and Exposure II (3)
  • RAD 2103       Clinical Education II (3)
Third Semester
  • RAD 3100           Patient Care III (3)
  • RAD 3101           Radiographic Procedures III (3)
  • RAD 3102           Equipment and Maintenance (Physics) I (3)
  • RAD 3103           Clinical Education III (3)
Fourth Semester
  • RAD 4100           Radiation Protection I (3)
  • RAD 4101            Radiographic Procedures IV (3)
  • RAD 4102           Equipment and Maintenance (Physics) II (3)
  • RAD 4103           Clinical Education IV (3)
  • RAD 4104           Radiographic Pathology (1)
Fifth Semester
  • RAD 5100      Radiation Protection II (3)
  • RAD 5101       Radiographic Procedures V (3)
  • RAD 5102      Professional Development and Independent Study (1)
  • RAD 5103      Clinical Education V (3)
Sixth Semester
  • RAD 6100     Radiologic Technology Review (8)
  • RAD 6101      Clinical Education VI (3)

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